Human Rights

G-8: “Global Financial Transaction Tax is a Human Rights Imperative”

GENEVA (UN Human Rights) – As European Union (EU) Finance Ministers meet on 15 May to coincide with the G-8 Summit in Camp David, a group of United Nations independent experts urged the EU to take the lead in promoting the adoption of a global financial transaction tax to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate and food crises, and to protect basic human rights.


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